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Jan. 11, 1938.‘ H. P. TROENDLY 2,105,276 SUPPORT’ FOR LAWN SPRINKLERS Original Filed ‘April 19,v 195s An|. | u ZSnnenfor Harry P. Troend [)1 Patented Jan. 11, 1938 2,105,276 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,105,276’ SUPPORT FOR. LAWN SPRIN'KLERS Harry P. Troendly, New York, N. Y., assignor, by mesne assignments, to Samuel Scrivener, Jr., Washington, D. C. ' Application April 19, 1933,‘ Serial No. 666,907 Renewed May 16, 1936 . 4 Claims. (01.‘ 248-87) The. present invention relates to lawn sprin nected, is attached to one of the shells 4, 5 by kling ‘devices and more particularly tov devices any suitable means such, for example, as the for supporting a lawn sprinkler. metal straps 9, Hi which may be bent over the An object of this invention is to provide a pipe and the ends of which may be attached, as .5 support for a lawn sprinkler which will include -'by welding, to the stamped shell. An opening is means for preventing any turning of the sup formed in the'?ange of each shell near the lower port due to the reaction of the streams issued portion thereof as at II, and such, openings are from the sprinkler. , ' so disposed that when the shells‘ are brought to Another object of the invention is to provide gether in assembling the support they cooperate =10 a, support for a sprinkler which will include to‘ form a port through which the pipe :8 is means ‘whereby the support and sprinkler may =passed.~ ‘Similar openings are provided in the be easily. attached to the ground but which will upper part of the ?ang'eof each shell, as at prevent any undesired movement of the sprinkler 12, inorder to provide a port through which the with respect to the ground. upper! portion of’? pipe 8 passes. If desired, the 15 Another object of the invention is to provide a device which will insure a rigid and sure support for a sprinkler. Another object is,to provide a support for a sprinkler which may be formed from parts which 20 are easily and cheaply made and quickly as sembled but which will be strong and durable. Other objects and features of novelty will be apparent from the following description and drawing, it being expressly understood, however, that the invention is in no way limited by such description and drawing or otherwise than by the appended claims. ' Referring to the drawing in which similar reference numerals denote like parts; 30 Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the subject of the invention showing the same mounted on the ground and attached to a hose; Fig. 2 is a view of parts of the invention, taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 3; :33 ' Fig. 3 is a view, partly in section, taken on the shells may be soldered or welded to the pipe at 15 the points where it passes through the same. A coupling !3 of usual type may be attached to the lower end of the pipe. Referring particularly to Fig. 2 it will be seen that each ?ange is completely cut away as at Id, I5 at the lower part of the shell and through out approximately the entire ground-engaging extent of such lower part. There is thus pro vided an opening I‘! in the Wall of each shell for a purpose which will appear hereinafter. In assembling the support, the two stamped metal shells, with the pipe 8 attached to the in terior of one of them, are brought together‘ with the marginal edges of the ?anges abutting, and the shells are attached together as by spot-weld 30 ing along the line of abutment ofthe ?anges, or by bolting, riveting or otherwise. It will thus be seen that a rigid metal support or cover for the pipe has been provided, to which the pipe is rigidly and permanently attached. 35 Fig. 4 is a view taken on the line 4—4 of Fig. 2. Means are provided by the invention for se curing the support to the ground, and such means Referring particularly to- Fig. 1 of the draw comprise a U-shaped bracket member l6 having line ‘3--3 of Fig. 2, and _ ‘ ing, it will be seen that a supporting device, a length slightly shorter than the opening I‘! 40 generally designated by the numeral I, has been provided and which is adapted to support a' provided in the support by cutting away the ?anges as at I4, I5. The bracket I6 is in sprinkler head 2 in a position above the ground, it being noted that such sprinkler head forms no part of the present invention and that any " type of sprinkler, whether rotary or stationary, may be employed. A hose 3 may be connected through the sprinkler support to the head 2 in a serted into the opening l‘l between the walls of the stamped metal shells and. is attached to manner to be described more fully hereinafter. The supporting device I, forming the subject of the present invention, comprises two stamped such walls by any suitable means such as weld ing, bolting, riveting, etc., the bolts l8 being shown in the drawing. Attached to the bottom of the _U-shaped bracket l6 adjacent the ends thereof, and so disposed as to be suitable for engaging the ground, are a plurality of relative ly short spikes I9, 20. These spikes may be at metal shells 4, 5 which may be of any desired shape and each of which comprises a plate-like in any suitable manner, but are shown as be portion and an integral marginal ?ange, desig nated by numerals 6, ‘l. A pipe 8, to‘ the upper end of which the sprinkler head 2 may be con ing providedwith reduced portions at the upper ends thereof, which reduced portions are passed through holes in the bottom of the bracket and 55 tached to the bottom of the U-shaped bracket 2 2,105,276 then deformed to provide a rigid and secure fas tening. Midway of the length of the bracket there is provided a relatively long spike 2|, the which reference must be had to the appended same being provided at its upper end with a col 1. A support for a lawn sprinkler comprising a plurality of plate-like members having margi nal flanges thereon, said ?anges being connected lar 22 and a reduced portion which is passed through an opening formed in the bottom of the bracket and then deformed to provide a rigid and secure fastening. Washers 23, 24 may be provided between the collar 22 and the bot 10 tom of the bracket and between the deformed head and the bottom of the bracket in order to provide a more secure fastening. The short spikes I9, 20 are provided for the purpose of preventing turning of the sprinkler 15 support and are therefore placed at the oppo site extremities of the bracket I6. The longer spike 2| is provided for the purpose of attach ing the support securely to the ground. .The provision of shorter spikes for preventing turn ing of the support insures that the entire spike assembly may be easily inserted into the ground. It will be seen from the drawing that the opening I‘! in the bottom of the support is slight ly longer than the bracket I 6, whereby small 25 openings 25, 2B are provided at each end of the bracket I6. These openings allow any moisture or water which may collect within the support to drain to the ground. While one modi?cation of my invention has been illustrated and described in the present ap plication, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that modi?cations and changes may be made therein without departing in any way from the spirit of the invention, for the limits of claims. What is claimed is: together to form a hollow body, a pipe arranged within said body and adapted to act as a water conduit, and ground-engaging means connected to said body. 10 ‘ 2. A support for a lawn sprinkler comprising . a plurality of side members, connected marginal ?anges on said ‘side members having openings therein through which a pipe is adapted to pass, a bracket having side walls secured to said side 15 members, a plurality of relatively short spikes attached to said bracket, and a relatively long spikeattached to said bracket. 3. A support for a lawn sprinkler comprising two stamped metal members, ?anges on said members, said ?anges being welded together to form with said members a hollow body, a pipe extending interiorly through said body and be ing attached to one of said members, a bracket disposed within said body, and ground-engaging 25 means carried by said bracket. 4. A support for a lawn sprinkler comprising a plate-like member, an integral marginal ?ange on said member having openings therein, a pipe extending through certain of said openings, me 30 tallic straps extending across said pipe and welded to said plate-like member, and a bracket member disposed in another of said openings, HARRY P. TROENDLY.